Willful Misconduct: How Bill Frist and the Drug Lobby Covertly Bagged a Liability Shield
Publication Date: May 2006
Publisher(s): Public Citizen, inc.
Author(s): John O'Donnell
Keywords: drug; lobbying; pandemic; liability
Coverage: United States
Drug industry lobbyists conspired with the White House and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) last year to craft a sweeping liability provision that shields the industry from lawsuits over products used to treat pandemic illnesses, even in cases of gross negligence or gross recklessness, according to a report issued by Public Citizen.